Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

Search Results for: "devoto"

 

Mon 21 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (l’Histoire du soldat), “to be read, played, and danced,” on a libretto by C F Ramuz; English translation by Michael Flanders

Most of us know the miniature masterpiece by its French title, l’Histoire du soldat, and in its 30-minute suite form without the narration. This...

Continue reading

Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

Continue reading

Wed 06 Jun, 2018:
Perle: Dance Fantasy (1986); Six Bagatelles (1965); Concerto for cello and orchestra (1966); Sinfonietta I (1987); A Short Symphony (1980)

George Perle’s music is American in flavor, deeply influenced by Schoenberg and especially Berg, and at the same time as stylistically individual as...

Continue reading

Fri 01 Sep, 2017:
Ravel: L'heure espagnole; Chabrier: España

The earlier of Maurice Ravel’s two operas, L’heure espagnole (1908) shares some of the comic spirit of his later one, L’enfant et les...

Continue reading

Fri 07 Apr, 2017:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World); A Hero's Song, Op 111

It was Gustav Mahler who, in 1898, conducted the world premiere of Dvořák's A Hero's Song. It proved to be the Czech master's orchestral swansong,...

Continue reading

Wed 01 Feb, 2017:
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11; The Four Ballades

Still in his early 20s, Seoul-born Seong-Jin Cho was winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. Mark DeVoto was justly enthusiastic...

Continue reading

Fri 09 Sep, 2016:
Debussy: La Chute de la Maison Usher; Le Diable dans le beffroi

Debussy’s two Edgar Allan Poe operas were commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera of New York following the worldwide success of Pelléas et...

Continue reading

Wed 31 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon musagète; Concerto in D for string orchestra

This new disc of three neoclassical masterpieces includes some of the finest small-orchestra sound I’ve heard on disc in several years –...

Continue reading

Wed 06 Apr, 2016:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op 92; Introduction and Concert-Allegro, Op 134; Träumerei, Op 15 No 7

That so much of Schumann’s ever-popular Piano Concerto is marked by arpeggiating chords is sometimes considered a weakness of his piano style, but...

Continue reading

Fri 25 Mar, 2016:
Chopin: Preludes, Op 28; Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35; Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53

This live recording, by the winner of the 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw last year, reveals a young pianist with splendid technique...

Continue reading

Mon 21 Mar, 2016:
Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Ravel’s first opera, from 1907-09, is a superb stage farce, and if you can’t find a good video (such as Glyndebourne’s), I think this is the...

Continue reading

Tue 08 Mar, 2016:
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42; Dichterliebe, Op 48; 6 Lieder

Mark DeVoto enthusiastically greeted Dorothea Röschmann and Mitsuko Uchida’s Decca recording of Frauenliebe und –leben (reviewed on 5 February...

Continue reading